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The Melting Pot

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501 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (5th & Water)
+1 434-244-3463
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16:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 04:00 - 10:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server was prompt and knowledgeable, and pleasant to talk to. She was able to provide us a great amount of detail on flavor profiles and cooking styles. The owner and manager were both pleasant and stopped by the table to check in on the meal. Our cheese was enjoyable and our meats were well seasoned for the main course.... More 

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Thank Brendan W
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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62 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Skip the entree. The cheese fondues are all spectacular. And the desserts. I especially love the bananas foster dessert. Not always on the menu (but they will usually make it anyway). The entree fondues are only so-so- very plain. Service is usually very good. Manager is fantastic.

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Thank Jennifer H
Staunton, Virginia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The overall experience was good. Nice variety of cheese and chocolate fondue. My initial thought was that the portions seemed small, however once we were done, I was VERY full! Few tips: parking is TERRIBLE!! Make sure you arrive 15-30 minutes early if you have a reservation. Also, if visiting on a budget, be aware that some of the cooking... More 

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Thank Vega2003
Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The server comes to the table and goes thru a ritual – “Have you been here before?”. No. “Okay, what you will find is that if you order more than 2 sections – i.e. appetizer, salad, main and dessert, you will find that it is cheaper to order the 4 course meal”. Count on the 4 course meal, so you... More 

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Thank Fairwell
Charlottesville, Virginia
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A Cville favorite for delicious fondue. Great place to entertain guests or take the family or your special date for a wonderful meal.

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Thank omyheck
Roanoke, Virginia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My husband called ahead for reservations and we got a secluded table. It made the experience more romantic. Food was amazing! Our waiter had really good suggestions that turned out to be really good. They never rushed us and even asked us if we wanted more food to dip in our fondue. They have FREE valet parking on Fridays &... More 

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Thank jvillegurl09
Elkton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This was my first time eating at the Melting Pot, although I've heard of it. Everything was really wonderful for us. The staff was attentive and kind (esp. given that it took a LONG time for us to decide on our menu). I tasted a couple of wines and didn't care for them, so went with an old standby -... More 

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Thank utbiochemist_in_VA
Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Delicious food and a great variety. Manager and staff were very pleasant and attentive. Very relaxing atmosphere. Will be sure to dine here again!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

My husband and I had previously had a great experience at the Melting Pot in Gatlinburg, TN, so, we invited our daughter and her husband to join us for dinner at the Melting Pot in Charlottesville. Although the food was good, the portions we received for our table of 4 were actually less than what we had been given as... More 

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Thank ctkttt
East Lyme, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We were so pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. The service was also excellent and detailed. The owner stopped by several times to make sure we were pleased with the quality and service. It was a very nice evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Swiss, European
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
04:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    (5th & Water)
  • Public Transportation: There is a free trolly system that runs by the restaurant and a nearby bus stop on the corner of Water and 5th.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-244-3463
Description
Here fondue becomes a memorable four-course dining experience, where you can really dip into something different. Enjoy a choice of four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of tasty entrees, including tender beef, boneless breast of chicken, duck, lobster, shrimp, scallops, salmon and much more. All are available in many different combinations with a variety of special dipping sauces. Cheese fondues can be ordered separately and are included with the purchase of any combination dinner. Along with every entrée, you’ll get breads, savory vegetables, and even a choice of three different fresh salads. As if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, you’ll also love the Melting Pot’s wide selection of creamy, mouth-watering chocolate fondue desserts. In addition to the Melting Pot’s ever expanding fondue menu, there’s also a growing list of fine wines. So come, relax and dip into an exciting new experience at the Melting Pot.

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